Drowning Pool joins Wounded Warrior Project to Raise Awareness for Injured Service Members
–Free Download of Top 5 Active Rock Hit “Feel Like I Do” Offered to Warriors From Self-Titled Album Out Today–
NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and All-American, anthemic rock band Drowning Pool have joined together for a special initiative to raise awareness of the needs of injured service men and women. Supporters can now download the band’s new song, “Feel Like I Do” for free as they follow the WWP’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as log onto its homepage. “Feel Like I Do” is the band’s second consecutive top five active rock track and the first single from Drowning Pool’s upcoming self-titled album out today (Eleven Seven Music). It’s the band’s first album with a consecutive lead singer, underscoring Drowning Pool’s unparalleled perseverance and true grit.
“We are so honored to be able to offer this track in particular to our friends in the warrior community. We are in constant awe of their strength and courage and support them in everything they do. In releasing this record, and like past releases, we wanted to come up with a gesture of our thanks to our troops for all that they do for us,” said Drowning Pool’s Mike Luce.
Members of the band will continue to work with WWP to lend their time to the cause. Band members will join warriors to film a short public service announcement. This will play throughout the Band’s upcoming tour and concert attendees will be able to learn more about WWP and make contributions at each tour stop. The band will also welcome several wounded warriors as their guests at select concerts this summer. (For a full tour schedule, please visit www.drowningpool.com.)
Following their first hit with “Bodies” in 2001, Drowning Pool developed a special relationship with the military and their families, eventually visiting and performing for the soldiers in Kuwait and Iraq in 2005 and 2006 respectively. They were also instrumental in the passing of the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform providing better mental health care for our veterans. During a trip to Capitol Hill, they presented then-Senator Barack Obama with a petition which helped to pass the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform. Senator Obama sponsored the bill in the Senate, which went on to become law supporting the medical rights of our returning warriors. Drowning Pool engaged in a tour of South Korea for MWR (The US Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organization) and, on Memorial Day 2009, they even played Guantanamo Bay.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, non-partisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About Drowning Pool
Three albums — 2001′s Sinners, certified platinum within six weeks of its release, 2004′s Desensitized, and 2007′s Full Circle — all charted on the Billboard Top 200 and brought Drowning Pool their share of hits, including “Bodies,” their calling card anthem and tribute to the mosh pit. Eight years later, the song remains a crowd favorite and a reminder of all of their highs and lows. With over 300 shows over the course of the last two years, Drowning Pool decided to capture that sound permanently with the release of their long-awaited live album, Loudest Common Denominator. In April 2009, the hard working Texas rockers achieved their highest charting single to date with “37 Stitches” reaching #4 on the Mediabase and Billboard Active Rock charts. The band recently completed almost 3 years of constant touring with Crue Fest 2 prior to recording their self-titled CD with the production team at House of Loud (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore and more). DROWNING POOL is: Ryan McCombs-vocals, CJ Pierce-guitar, Stevie Benton-bass and Mike Luce-drums. For more information on Drowning Pool, please visit http://www.drowningpool.com/.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project